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Okanogan County site of ‘notable’ failures

Okanogan County has experienced several “notable” dam failures over the years, according to the state Department of Ecology.

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Marchand is FFA star farmer

Krista Marchand of the Omak FFA chapter was named as the Star Farmer at the recent district evaluation in Pateros.

9-year-old bicyclist struck by vehicle

A 9-year-old bicyclist was hurt March 16 when he rode onto Highway 97 and was hit by a vehicle.

Community engagement fair is planned

A community engagement fair is planned for 5-7 p.m. Monday, March 27, in the Methow Valley Community Center gym, 201 E. Methow Valley Highway.

Trashion Show returns May 6

Designers have until April 20 to register as participants in the seventh annual Confluence Gallery Trashion Show.

Fish and Wildlife plans controlled burns

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife plans to conduct controlled burns this spring on parts of three wildlife areas to reduce wildfire risks and enhance wildlife habitat.

Comment sought for draft Washington Aviation System Plan

The state Department of Transportation is seeking comments on the draft Washington Aviation System Plan.

Repairs planned for Keller Ferry

Drivers planning to use the Keller Ferry to cross the Columbia River via State Route 21 during the upcoming spring break will need to use alternate routes for their travels.

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UPDATE: Two dead in semi-pickup accident

Washington State Patrol troopers and the Okanogan Fire Department investigate a crash on Highway 97 around 2 p.m. March 16 in which a pickup truck and tractor-trailer collided at the intersection with Cameron Lake Road.

Flood watch issued for Ferry County

The Spokane office of the National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for portions of Okanogan County, and a flood warning for portions of eastern Washington, including Ferry County.

Pipe break leads to raw sewage discharge in Granite Creek

The Northeast Tri County Health District announced they were informed of a raw sewage discharge into Granite Creek.

Electric City man killed in vehicle accident

A local man was killed and his passenger injured in a single-vehicle accident about one mile south of town Wednesday, March 15.

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AAA: Road de-icers cause $3 billion annually in vehicle rust damage

As the end of winter approaches, millions of Americans will face pricey vehicle repairs from rust damage caused by chemicals used to de-ice roadways.

Fuel prices continue to rise

Average retail gasoline prices in across the state have risen 4.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.83 Sunday, according to GasBuddy.com.

75 Years Ago: Omak Stampede dates moved to July

Omak Stampede dates for this year have been moved up to July 4 and 5, reported president Paul Maley in 1942.